Title: Never Sweeter
Second chances are sweeter than ever in Charlotte Stein’s steamy Dark Obsession series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans—as a self-reliant college girl falls for a reformed bully who’s desperate to make up for lost time.
Letty Carmichael can’t believe her eyes when she catches a glimpse of her high school tormenter, wrestling champ Tate Sullivan, on campus. College was supposed to be her escape from Tate’s constant ridicule. Now he’s in her classes again, just waiting for his chance to make her life hell. But when Letty and Tate are partnered up for an assignment—on sex in cinema, of all things—she starts to see a kinder, gentler side of him. And when she realizes Tate knows more about sex than she could ever guess at, he soon starts making her blush in a whole new way.
Tate Sullivan is haunted by regret over his cruelty toward Letty. So when she agrees to work with him, he seizes his chance to make amends. He can’t blame her for not believing he’s for real, but soon Tate starts to break down her wall. She wants to know about passion, desire, lust—topics he is well versed in. And in return she offers the one thing he always wanted: the chance to be more than just a jock.
Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can’t she stop?
Author: Charlotte Stein
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Almost Real, Beyond Repair, Taken, Never Loved
Series: Dark Obsession
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Never Loved
Published by LoveSwept Source: Author
Published: April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I feel like poo. Yep, I said it. I feel like Tate did after the accident. I swear that this book was written by a completely different person than the one who wrote the first installment (Never Loved), that I gave a “not so nice” review for. Or maybe it’s that the author listened to the readers and changed her style of writing? I’m not sure, but whatever happened it worked so well that I can’t seem to think that this installment might have been a little bit about what she may have felt like reading the reviews that weren’t so nice. Or maybe I’m just reading in to it too much…
Letty was picked on in high school by the popular guys. Wait. Picked on doesn’t seem to be the appropriate word considering the picking actually turned out to be a major car accident. And as soon as she thought that her nightmare was over by leaving high school, she finds herself staring at her sworn enemy in one of her classes in college. A college she went to to escape the living hell she lived in her small town. So it only makes sense that after seeing him, she literally tries to run from him to escape once again only to run straight in to him…and the ground.
Tate was the popular guy in high school. The star wrestler who was destined to be something or someone. Looking in to the eyes of the one person he hurt the most may have even been something he’s yearned to do for years, but when the moment comes, how does he handle it? Pretty well. Apparently “the college” Tate is way more mature and is ready to make amends for every painful thing he’s ever done to Letty. But will Letty let him make amends or actually see that he’s trying because he’s truly sorry?
There is so much about this story I loved. I loved the banter between the two. I loved how things progressed at a realistic rate that made perfect sense. I loved the honesty that each of them were brave enough to express. I loved the use of the college class and it’s assignment that lends to the awesomeness of this story line. But I think the thing that I loved the most about this is that the author didn’t allow negativity keep her from writing this story. Because it’s a beautiful story, with a beautiful message.